Brooke  Huminski

Brooke Huminski

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Not accepting new clients in Online therapy (MA) practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Perfectionism
  • Eating disorders
  • College, graduate, and medical student mental health
  • Shame
  • Self-esteem
  • Chronic illness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic issues
  • Infertility and reproductive counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Medical professionals’ mental health and physician wellness
  • Existential crises and challenges
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

Brooke Huminski is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island with a specialization with eating disorders, perfectionism, and student (college, medical, graduate) mental health. Brooke also seems clients in Massachusetts via remote therapy.

Brooke is trained in Family-Based Therapy, a highly effective evidenced-based treatment model for eating disorders in adolescents. This therapy model utilizes the strengths of families, especially parents, in fighting the eating disorder. She operates from a Health at Every Size® model and brings her experience as a recovered professional to the healing relationship.

Brooke has worked and trained in a myriad of health and mental health settings over the past ten years including McLean Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Butler Hospital and Women and Infant’s Hospital. Additionally, she has provided individual, family, group therapy, and meal coaching at Walden Behavioral Care, an eating disorder clinic. Brooke has specialized training in therapies such as DBT and CBT that help clients cope with difficult thoughts and behaviors. Brooke’s approach is deeply compassionate, strengths-based, and non-judgmental.

In addition to Private Practice, Brooke is a credentialed clinician at Butler Hospital’s Patient Assessment Services (Psychiatric ER). She has also presented to psychiatry residents (Butler Hospital/Brown Medical School Psychiatry Residency), therapists, and dietitians on special topics related to eating disorders such as perfectionism and suicidality. Brooke received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) at Boston College.


Message to clients

I believe it takes an enormous amount of courage to reach out for help during a time of crisis. Whether it's the first time you're seeking therapy or you're returning and seeking a fresh approach, I'm glad you're here looking for the right fit. I work well with clients who are seeking an intuitive, dynamic, and trauma-informed approach. With gentleness, I help clients uncover their hidden strengths, reduce harmful behaviors, and build supportive relationships.


Specialties

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; eating disorders as they relate to perfectionism; disordered eating among high achievers

College, graduate, and medical student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors; support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, anxiety, and/or depression

Shame - Feelings of worthlessness, depression, self-criticism, excessive need for approval, harmful behaviors, avoidance

Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion

Chronic illness - Managing chronic illness; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Academic issues - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life

Infertility and reproductive counseling - Support around the emotional, logistical, and technical challenges people encounter when going through infertility and reproductive complications, e.g. infertility, inability to conceive, miscarriages, considering alternative options such as adoption and/or use of donor material

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and others

Medical professionals’ mental health and physician wellness - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Existential crises and challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout the teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, and/or emotional dysregulation




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Brooke Huminski is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Family-Based Therapy initial session: $200 (60-75min)
  • Family-Based Therapy ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)

Therapist's note

Brooke can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions. Brooke also provides courtesy billing for Brown University and RISD students with the United Student Plan who can use their out-of-network benefits to see her.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

154 Waterman Street

Suite 15

Providence, RI 02906

Hours

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Online therapy (MA) practice

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Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present

Walden Behavioral Care, Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program, Psychotherapist, 2017 – 2018

Butler Hospital, Patient Assessment Services Clinician, 2017 – Present

McLean Hospital, Psychiatric Social Worker, per diem, 2014 – 2017

The Miriam Hospital, Crisis Intervention & Clinical Social Worker, 2014 – 2017

Women and Infants Hospital, MSW Internship & Obstetric Social Worker, 2013 – 2014

Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Neuropsychology, Research Assistant 2010-2011

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, MSW, 2014

Providence College, BA, Public and Community Service: Community Health, 2007


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Brooke  Huminski
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills for COVID-19

This 10-session online therapy group utilizes DBT skills to helps participants recover and cope from the stress and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Professional endorsements

"Brooke, since I have known her, has always been curious, enthusiastic, non-judgmental, and she has a great sense of humor. She was eager to establish a professional relationship with me and to bounce ideas off each other, seek consultation, and share resources. It was a pleasure to work on numerous cases with her. She truly embraces case conceptualization from a biopsychosocial model, and she takes a holistic, warm approach to helping her patients. She is eager and interested in forming the best possible comprehensive plan for each patient. She learns alongside the patient, growing with them to best serve them. I was very impressed with her interest in empirically-supported treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy for eating disorders, and she was a pleasure to talk to while we were colleagues (so much so that we stayed in touch). Always hungry to learn more, Brooke was a pleasure to work with as a colleague and a friend. I’m thrilled that she now works in private practice, and I regularly refer to her without hesitation for clients with eating disorders, anxiety, perfectionism, depression, or life transition challenges."

- Carly Goldstein, PhD • January 2018

"Brooke has extensive experience in the eating disorders community. She is on the cutting edge of the field always up to date on the most recent study. She clearly knows what is and will be happening in the field. I refer clients to Brooke for ADHD, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and divorce challenges."

- Beth Rollins LICSW • January 2017

"I highly recommend Brooke to work with clients with eating disorders and trauma. She has a uniquely insightful and gentle approach to her, but is also able to hold a firm, but loving, boundary for clients in need of this. I am consistently impressed be her dedication to the field and thoughtful approach to treating emotional wounds. Brooke is very enthusiastic about her work and it radiates into her interactions with clients & colleagues. She is making strong connections in the eating disorder community and I can see her being very successful!"

- Liz Fayram, RDN, LDN, CEDRD • January 2017